APPT Cebu: Level 16 updates

Live updates from day 3, level 16 (blinds 3000-6000, ante 500) of the APPT Cebu Main Event brought to you by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall from Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu, Philippines. Click refresh to see the latest updates below, while the latest selected chip counts can be found by clicking here.

2.15pm: Mixed fortunes for Le brothers

WPT champion Nam Le has moved ominously into the top five chip counts after the first two hours of play on day three of the APPT Cebu Main Event.


Nam Le remains firmly in the hunt for his second APPT title

The 2008 APPT Macau High Roller winner is on 340,000 and within sight of chip leader Phillip Willcocks (540,000), Dong-bin Han (410,000), Terry Fan (370,000) and Beng Hong "Joe" Ker on 340,000.

However, Le's brother Tommy has departed in 28th after his Q♦ [10d] started and stayed behind the A♦ J♣ of Mongolia's Batsuren Tserendorj as the board came 7♦ 6♦ A♠ 5♥ 4♣.

2pm: Inage put to the sword

It was Japan v Japan when Kazuhiro Sato sent his A♣ Q♦ to war against the A♠ K♥ of Fuyuki Inage. Sato called for a queen on the flop, and that's just he found, sending his countryman to the payout desk to collect his PHP 175,000.

The steady stream of eliminations continued just minutes later when chip leader Dong-bin Han called the all-in of Russia's Konstantin Tolokno. It was Han's K-J against the A-J of Tolokno, and he was looking good until a king landed on the turn. Tolokno is our 29th-place finisher.

1.45pm: Sim on Song against Tsang

Swedish PokerStars Qualifier Lars Pettersson is free to enjoy the delights of Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa after busting out in 32nd. Shortly after Korea's Danny Sangwook Byun bowed out in 33rd, Pettersson shoved all-in on a board of 4♠ J♣ 2♣ [10h] 7♥, and was horrified to see that day two chip leader Dong-bin Han had made a pair of sevens with his 7♠ 6♠ against the Scandi's pocket sixes.


A seven on the river gave Dong-bin Han his latest victim

Popular Asian poker identity Elton Tsang was next to go when he found his A♣ 8♥ dominated against the A♠ J♠ of Korea's Sim Somyung. The board ran out J♣ Q♦ 5♥ 4♦ 9♣, eliminating Tsang in 31st for PHP 175,000.